If you’re looking at new siding for your home, you should put fiber cement siding on your list to check out. For decades, James Hardie® siding has been synonymous with fiber cement siding, but there are other options on the market now. None that have been time tested like James Hardie, but they are available. For the purposes of today’s comparison, we’re going to assume you’re looking at James Hardie fiber cement siding rather than another brand.
Wood siding may look great but doesn’t often hold up. The bugs in Texas can make quick work of real wood siding if it’s not properly maintained. The strong sun quickly fades paint and can dry out the boards to the point that they split or crack. The maintenance requires frequent repainting and other work annually. Wood siding isn’t the best choice in the DFW Metro.
There are countless brands and styles on the market. They do require as little maintenance as fiber cement siding, which is a big selling point for many homeowners. However, when we see a big hailstorm or tornado, vinyl siding is the most damaged product we end up replacing. Hail goes right through vinyl siding. High wind rip it off homes and send it flying.
Although aluminum siding holds up slightly better to vinyl in a hail storm because it only becomes dented, it has the same problem in windstorms as vinyl siding. Many homeowners report their aluminum siding faded quickly which is another reason to choose a different material.
Fiber Cement Siding
Bugs can’t eat through fiber cement siding and they really don’t want to making it a better option than wood. Quality fiber cement siding, like that from James Hardie is fade resistant for 15 years. Hail can’t damage it and rarely do you see a home with fiber cement siding damaged from a strong wind. The numerous styles and colors makes finding something for your home easy.
There’s really no comparing James Hardie® siding to other types of siding which is why it’s the only siding we sell and install. If you are looking for new siding for your home, call Affordable Replacement Window Systems for your free siding quote. We’re experts in siding replacement as well as new windows. Call (817) 264-6509 or fill out our contact form for your appointment.